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Hunter King by ApneicMonkey Hunter King by ApneicMonkey
The Tho'lein, a proud race that wins the respect, admiration and loyalty of their people through strength and prowess. Any one member of their species, male or female may ascend to a ruling throne so long as they prove themselves in battle or hunting a great beast but either task must be won with honor. A cheat or murderer will just as likely be torn apart by the very people he is attempting to sway to his banner.

Once a King (or Queen) is 'crowned', a chain of golden coins is threaded through the hard, bone protrusions that wrap around a Tho'lein's skull to signify their status.

Humans that have encountered this race sometimes refer to them as Blue Devils due to their skull-like appearance and crown of sharp bone.

Thanks to :iconjademacalla: for their awesome gallery of stock images, one of which I used as a (very) loose reference point for the pose in this painting. :)
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:iconmz8zone:
MZ8zone Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012
Really awesome dude. I always find it fascinating when artist also provide a background description of their characters. You have represented this character perfectly I must say.
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ApneicMonkey Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much. :) He was fun to create and give a story to.
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demacrado-ensueno Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011
Love the skin :)
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:icondeadmenkil:
Deadmenkil Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
this is cool man also i love your style of... i think its called "incisement" or something where the legs just drift into the background ya know?
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ApneicMonkey Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks - Yeah, I really like the look as well. :) I saw it on some 'Rage' concept art and thought it looked cool so I wanted to try it with this painting.
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Deadmenkil Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
very nice always a fan lol
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:iconjoelwhite:
JoelWhite Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome man. Love the feel of this image, and great design.
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:iconapneicmonkey:
ApneicMonkey Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks. :D
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:iconbluefootednewt:
bluefootednewt Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011  Student General Artist
:O Very interesting character design. :clap:
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:iconapneicmonkey:
ApneicMonkey Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks newt. :)
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:iconbluefootednewt:
bluefootednewt Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011  Student General Artist
You're welcome, Travis! :iconnoworriesplz:
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Armageist Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011
This may sound weird, but I love the fact that you didn't give him "human-like" nipples/pectoral muscles (and if you intended to, they actually don't look like ours).

Nothing irritates me more than seeing people make totally alien heads on an alien and then giving them primate-like bodies. This especially relates to the Yautja Male, and especially female drawings I've seen.
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wafflelikerboy Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Nice drawing, keep it up!





Fate is not kind, but God is.
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:iconjademacalla:
jademacalla Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011
I really like the contrast between the less define sand and background and the absolute clarity of the eyes. Great colour palette too. Nice work!
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:iconapneicmonkey:
ApneicMonkey Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks a lot. :) I really appreciate you letting people use your stock images for reference, etc. ;)
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Art-deWhill Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011   General Artist
cool creature design and textures!!
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:iconapneicmonkey:
ApneicMonkey Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks Stefan. :)
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Art-deWhill Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011   General Artist
np, Travis, always interested in your work to study and learn from :)
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